Covid-19: why there will be no baby boom

With Felix Tropf, Assistant Professor in Social Science Genetics at CREST/ENSAE (IP Paris), Sander Wagner, Research Associate at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science at Oxford University and an Affiliated Researcher at ENSAE/CREST (IP Paris)

On April 9th, 2021 4 mins reading time

History tells us that pandemics do not drive baby booms. Rather, it is the opposite: most of the time they result in a severe baby bust.

Philippe Drobinski

“Climate change happens 20% faster in the Mediterranean”

With Philippe Drobinski, CNRS Research director at the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (LMD*) and professor at Ecole polytechnique

On April 6th, 2021 4 mins reading time

Covid-19: decline in immigration will reinforce deterioration of our economy

With Hippolyte d’Albis, CNRS Research Director and Professor at Paris School of Economics

On April 1st, 2021 3 mins reading time

Contrary to popular belief, reduced immigration due to current border closures could lead to an economic decline in both the country of origin and the countries they move to.

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Beyond security: the future of biometrics is behaviour

With Bernadette Dorizzi, Emeritus Professor at Télécom SudParis

On March 30th, 2021 4 mins reading time
Etienne Minvielle

Vaccine passport: why so much doubt?

With Etienne Minvielle, CNRS Research Director at the Centre for Management Research of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation (I³-CRG*)

On March 25th, 2021 3 mins reading time

Radulanine A: discovery of a natural herbicide

With Bastien Nay, CNRS Research Director at the Organic Synthesis Laboratory (LSO*)

On March 23rd, 2021 2 mins reading time

In 2019, Bastien Nay and his team at the CNRS and Ecole polytechnique, recently synthesised a natural herbicide that could serve as an alternative to those used today.

Gérard Eberl

Depression and gut microbiota: “A medical revolution awaits!”

With Gérard Eberl, Director of immunology department at Institut Pasteur, Pierre-Marie Lledo, CNRS Research director "Genes and cognition" at Institut Pasteur

On March 18th, 2021 4 mins reading time

Covid-19: “16-25 year olds are the most psychologically fragile”

With Bruno Falissard, Child psychiatrist and professor of public health at Paris-Sud Faculty of Medicine

On March 16th, 2021 3 mins reading time

For psychiatrist Bruno Falissard, young people are those whose mental health is most affected by the crisis. He says a lack of recognition for their sacrifice is reinforcing intergenerational conflict.

CRISPR gene editing: revolution or evolution?

With Erika Brunet, Inserm Research Director at Institut Imagine

On March 11th, 2021 4 mins reading time

States and businesses: the race for quantum computers

With Landry Bretheau, teacher-researcher in quantum physics at the École Polytechnique in the Irradiated Solids Laboratory (LSI*)

On March 3rd, 2021 4 mins reading time

The French government just pledged to invest €1.8 billion into quantum physics research. Why such interest? What will this money be used for?

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“We must reduce air travel to meet the Paris Climate Agreement”

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